How to Quad bike at Kangaroo Island

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/14/2019

Reading time: 2 mins

For all those adrenaline junkies out there, there is no greater adventure within the Kangaroo Island than quad biking. An action-packed activity that is both exciting and educational.

What is Quad Biking?

A quad bike is essentially a four-wheeled motorbike that is designed to travel every type of terrain. The driver straddles the bike much like a motorbike and steers and controls the speed by the handlebars. However, as it is a four-wheel vehicle, it is a lot safer to use compared to a motorbike as there is a larger surface area, and therefore harder to tip over from sharp turns. Most of the time, quad bikes are used in rough terrain, as riders can glide over large bumps and sandy roads without fuss, much like a mini four-wheel drive. Even if you aren’t an experienced driver, you will easily get the hang of it after the guide fills you in on the basics.

Age Restrictions

Age restrictions vary between quadbike companies, however generally children under the ages of 16 years old cannot participate. However, if they are between 10 to 16, they are able to accompany an adult on the bike, but only as a passenger and never to drive.

How long does it go for?

Depending on your route, it usually lasts between an hour to three, with rests in-between.

Where to do it at Kangaroo Island

One of the best ways to see what Kangaroo Island has to offer is quad biking at Vivonne Bay. Here you can journey across 500 acres of open bushland, stopping along the way to see natural wonders and wildlife. After venturing through the bush, try your luck along the sands. Along the way, marvel at the spectacular views of the Southern Ocean. The guide will stop you throughout the ride, telling you about the area, and teaching you about the island. This adventure offers you tranquil scenery while you enjoy the rapid speeds of the quad bike.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.